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Arts & Entertainment

  • Words, doth come easy

    Words, doth come easy

    A charming mixture of traditional kitsch and contemporary reinterpretations, the Kelma Kelma Nota Nota series are placing the Maltese language firmly back under the spotlight. Ramona Depares catches up with creator Michael Spagnol to find out...

  • Solo exhibition in Attard

    CS Lawrence is currently exhibiting a 20-piece collection, titled Melange, at the Orange Grove Café of the Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard. Melange represents a broad spectrum of art ranging from mixed media faces to contemporary Maltese...

  • Tenishia at Tomorrowland

    Tenishia at Tomorrowland

    DJ duo Tenishia will be performing at this year’s edition of Tomorrow-land in Belgium on Friday. Considered to be the leading dance music festival in the world, Tomorrowland attracts more than 200,000 people every year. This is the duo’s third...

  • Good things come in small packages

    Good things come in small packages

    Ant-ManDirector: Peyton ReedStarring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll117 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd As the credits rolled on Ant-Man, listing the over a thousand people involved in the creation of this twelfth instalment of the...

  • Documentary on Maltese community in Japan

    A three man crew from Japanese national TV was in Malta to shoot a documentary on a small Maltese community in Japan, which dates back to the 1890s. Directed by Teppei Okuso from the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation and with the help of an...

  • A shallow effort

    A shallow effort

    Return to SenderDirector: Fouad MikatiStarring: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte95 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Return to Sender falls squarely into the category of the rape-revenge movie, a sub-genre of the vigilante films so...

  • No cohesive story

    No cohesive story

    Magic Mike XXLDirector: Gregory JacobsStarring: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer115 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd 2012’s Magic Mike was a sleeper hit – a drama with comedic undertones about the life of the male stripper, with an...

  • Size does not matter

    Size does not matter

    Ant-Man (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 117 minutesDirected by: Peyton ReedStarring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael DouglasKRS...

  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

    Return to Sender (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 95 minutesDirected by: Faoud MikatiStarring: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim, Illeana DouglasKRS Releasing Ltd Rosamund Pike, whose icy and chameleon-like performance...

  • Mad Men, Transparent, House of Cards, garner 11 Emmy nominations

    Mad Men, Transparent, House of Cards, garner 11 Emmy nominations

    The final season of AMC’s advertising drama Mad Men, Netflix’s political thriller House of Cards, and Amazon’s new transgender comedy Transparent garnered 11 nominations each on Thursday for the 67th Emmy Awards, the highest honours in...

  • Judge cuts Blurred Lines copyright award to Gaye family

    Judge cuts Blurred Lines copyright award to Gaye family

    A US judge has cut a copyright infringement verdict by more than $2 million against recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their 2013 smash hit Blurred Lines, but offered Marvin Gaye’s heirs a 50 per cent royalty on future...

  • Neil Young ‘done with streaming’

    Singer-songwriter and musician Neil Young said he will not allow his music to be streamed any more, not because of disputes over royalties, but rather over poor sound quality. “I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the...

  • Another book by Harper Lee?

    Another book by Harper Lee?

    To Kill a Mockingbird novelist Harper Lee wrote yet another book that remains unpublished, a close friend said, adding to the mystery surrounding the reclusive writer whose Go Set a Watchman went on sale on Tuesday. The unpublished book is a crime...

  • Houston’s hitmaker Michael Masser dies

    Houston’s hitmaker Michael Masser dies

    Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced some of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits, has died. Masser, 74, died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, following a long illness, his business manager Kurt Vitolo said. Born in Chicago, Masser...

  • It’s all about the pecs and abs!

    It’s all about the pecs and abs!

    Magic Mike XXL (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 115 minutesDirected by: Gregory JacobsStarring: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodríguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Andie MacDowell, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Elizabeth...

  • My Europe Short Film Festival

    Euro Media Forum, Citizens of Europe in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Malta, are co-organising the fourth Malta edition of My Europe Short Film Festival at Europe House in Valletta, at 7pm. Today’s programme is...

  • The greatest love story ever told gets new spin

    The greatest love story ever told gets new spin

    Romeo and Juliet is a production that comes with great expectations. Whether from reading it at school, watching a live production or even simply enjoying one of the film versions, most fans know exactly what they’re looking forward to seeing in...

  • Karmen Azzopardi back on stage

    Karmen Azzopardi back on stage

    After the success of Il-Kapillan ta’ Malta, Staġun Teatru Malti is returning to the Malta Arts Festival with a new, original play in Maltese by Immanuel Mifsud. Directed by Josette Ciappara, Faith, Hope and Charity will have eight performances...

  • La Belle Musique in Qawra

    The inaugural La Belle Musique event is being held on July 26 at the open-air seaside venue, Café del Mar in Qawra. Events will kick off at 4pm with an afternoon of sun, fun and the music by the poolside. After sunset, participants will party the...

  • From Star Wars to horror scares

    From Star Wars to horror scares

    Superhero movies made the biggest splash at San Diego’s Comic-Con this year, but the convention’s 130,000 comic book and pop culture fans were also treated to a smorgasbord of experiences, surprises and scares. As the 35th Comic-Con wrapped up its...

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